Crock Pot Chocolate Candy Balls

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There are a lot of recipes for making candy in a crock pot. This is one of the easiest and most versatile around! Crock Pot Chocolate Candy Balls are loaded with flavor and so simple to make. This is a great project to tackle with the kids!

People will think you’re a master chef–which is almost hilarious, considering how easy these are to make. Just layer everything in the crock and wait! The trick is to work the chocolate into balls or mounds as it begins to cool. It’s also imperative to keep an eye on things around two hours into cooking. Some crocks cook faster than others.

You can add any add-ins you’d like or swap the dark chocolate melts for white chocolate. Try swirling a bit of jam instead of Nutella or peanut butter, or adding Rice Krispies cereal into the melted chocolate for crunch! The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Chocolate Candy Balls

Serves 48
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 3 hours
Total time 3 hours, 15 minutes
Meal type



  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts (or any nuts you prefer)
  • 3 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 Pounds dark chocolate candy melts
  • 3/4 cups Nutella or peanut butter ((optional))
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds ((or butter nut crunch, granola, etc.))


Step 1
Spray a 4-quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray or use a liner.
Step 2
Place a thin layer of chopped nuts on the bottom of crock pot. This helps prevent scorching.
Step 3
Place a layer of semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the nuts.
Step 4
Place a layer of dark chocolate candy melts on top of the chocolate chips.
Step 5
Cook on low 3 hours.
Step 6
Stir in Nutella or peanut butter.
Step 7
Dropped by heaping tablespoon sized portions into liners (mini-muffin pan).
Step 8
Use a spoon to work into rounded balls as the chocolate cools.
Step 9
Generously sprinkle with sunflower seeds, butter nut crunch, granola, or other toppings of your choice.

Posted on by Crystal in Gram's Recipe Tin

4 Responses to Crock Pot Chocolate Candy Balls

  1. Angela Gilmore

    Yum! These look and sound delightful, and so super easy. The pictures make you look like a master chef! Pinning!
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  2. Ginny Marie

    Mmm…sounds delicious! I love your photo, too! 🙂
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  3. Seana Turner

    Wow – who knew? What a great “snow day” project… which is good, since there seems to be no end in sight to the snow!
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